Literature Festival in a Day
Bring your bookmarks and reading glasses for The Hub Literature Festival in a Day, four best-selling authors are joining us to talk about their latest books. There will be plenty of time to get your questions answered and your books signed.
Tickets are valid per Author, 2 hour session
£10 adult /£8 for under 16’s / Family £20 (any combination of 4 adults/children)
12pm – Chris Lloyd
Absolutely Everything: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Robots and Other Things too Numerous to Mention!
Bring the kids along for a fascinating session with Chris Lloyd and his new book ‘Absolutely Everything: A history of Earth, Dinosaurs, Robots and Other Things too Numerous to Mention’
Historian, educationalist and author, best known for his sweeping narratives on big history. Chris Lloyd is the author of the best selling book What on Earth Happened: The Complete Story of the Planet, which has sold 500,000 copies. An epic history of the world introducing Christopher’s new world history book and a giant timeline, 20 objects and a coat of many pockets that takes participants on a journey from the beginning of time to the present day!
2pm – Tessa Hadley
Late in the Day
Tessa Hadley is the author of Sunstroke and Other Stories, and the novels The Master Bedroom, Everything Will Be All Right, and Accidents in the Home. She lives in Cardiff, Wales, and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University. Her new book Late in the day has been described as a ‘wonderful tale of ageing and adultery’
4pm – Robert Hardman
Queen of the World
The renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, joins us to share his brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it. His new book, Queen of the World, was written alongside the major ITV documentary and has been described as “Dazzling, poignant and full of delicious surprises; the true story of how Elizabeth II took on the world – and won. The Crown is fictional. Here is the real thing”
6pm – Julian Baggini
How the World Thinks
Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks, exploring the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world, as well as the lesser-known oral traditions of Africa and Australia’s first peoples.
- 12pm - 1pm
- Chris Lloyd
- Absolutely Everything: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Robots and Other Things too Numerous to Mention!
- 2pm - 3pm
- Tessa Hadley
- Late in the Day
- 4pm - 5pm
- Robert Hardman
- Queen of The World
- 6pm - 7pm
- Julian Baggini
- How the World Thinks